What is monster?

  • (noun): Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful.
    Synonyms: giant, goliath, behemoth, colossus
    See also — Additional definitions below


A monster is any fictional creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction, that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.

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... event of the book and the pivotal event of the epic." Rama and Lakshmana begin to battle the monster, but though they shoot it with many arrows, the arrows pass ... The monster reveals that he has a boon from Brahma which makes him invincible to weapons ... When the monsters arms are broken, he begins to praise the brothers for liberating him he had, in a previous life, been a celestial being named Tumburu, and had been cursed by Kuvera to live as a ...
Glico Morinaga Case - The Final Message and Aftermath
... days after the death of Yamamoto, on August 12, the "Monster with 21 Faces" sent its last message to the media Yamamoto of Shiga Prefecture Police died ... Monster with 21 Faces ... Following this message, the Monster with 21 Faces disappeared ...
Monster Garage - Host
... Jesse says he likes monsters that go fast and do something ... His favorite monster vehicles to date are the Ford Ambulance Wheel-stander and the Chevrolet Blazer Pikes Peak hill climber ... throughout the run of the show was to build a monster that will top 200 mph, which he was unsuccessful at achieving ...
Monster Garage - Rules
... According to the show, the rules are as follows When complete, the monster must appear to be stock ... The team has seven days to complete the monster ... and the seventh day is for the test of the monster ...
Monster, South Holland - Image Gallery
... Monster Windmill "The four winds" Church of Monster Monster in 1865. ...

More definitions of "monster":

  • (noun): (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus.
    Synonyms: teras
  • (noun): An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts.

Famous quotes containing the word monster:

    O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
    It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss
    Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
    But, O, what damned minutes tells he o’er
    Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I’ve created a hundred times the monster that my father made.
    —W. Scott Darling. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke)